The Oyo State government has warned residents of the State to desist from dumping their refuse in the waterways, as the action leads to the damage of major roads.
The Chairman, Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency (OYSROMA), Mr Ogunlade Soladoye gave the caution on Thursday while on inspection of roads in Ibadan metropolis with a team of engineers and management members of the agency.
Mr Ogunlade mentioned that the tour was necessitated because of various complaints about potholes on various roads from residents on radio and the Oyo State Government Feedback on social media platforms.
He mentioned that the government has invested huge funds on road projects and for the road to last, proper maintenance must be in place from the government and residents, who are the major beneficiaries of the projects.
OYSROMA Boss promised that the agency, under his supervision, will adhere strictly to the present government’s policy of ‘Operation Zero Tolerance for Potholes’ across the State, adding that rehabilitation would commence in due course.
Mr Ogunlade commended Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration for embarking on what he called legacy projects, such as massive road construction and rehabilitation, which he said has placed Oyo State on the global map.
“When roads are constructed and become motorable, investors would be willing to invest in the State’s economy, thereby creating job opportunities for the teeming youths in the State and this agency, under my supervision, will adhere strictly to the present government’s policy of ‘Operation Zero Tolerance for Potholes’ across the State, adding that rehabilitation would commence in due course.”
Among the roads inspected are Liberty road, Molete – Challenge road, Mobil – Oluyole – Apata roads and he directed that the Bill of Engineering Measurement and Evaluation BEME be prepared for immediate repair of the damaged parts of the roads.